Remember those Britannia fruit cake slices? Well how would you like to make a healthier version of them at home?
My source of inspiration are my kids. Atulit told me that the Sweet Tutti Frutti Bread i made, reminded him of Britannia fruit cake. So here we are.
I am off for a short weekend break and these yummy goodies are going to keep the kids happy on the train journey.
Whole Wheat Tutti Frutti Cake
Remember those Britannia fruit cake slices? Well how would you like to make a healthier version of them at home? My source of inspiration are my kids. Atulit told me that the Sweet Tutti Frutti Bread i made, reminded him of Britannia fruit cake. So here we are. I am off for a short weekend break an
Sieve the listed dry ingredients together about 6 to 8 times. Set aside.
Pre heat the oven at 180 degrees for 10 minutes.
Beat the sugar and curd together, until the sugar dissolves completely.
Add 1 tsp of baking powder and 1/2 tsp of baking soda and give a mix. Set aside for 5 minutes. [The curd starts to bubble up/ get frothy]
In a large bowl beat the frothy curd , oil and essence together, using a whisk.
Add the sifted flour and fold it in gently, until no lumps remain.
Add 2 tbsps of tutti frutti and fold it into the cake batter.
Spoon into a greased and lined baking tin. [I used an 8 inch round tin].
Use a flat spatula to smoothen the top and tap the cake tin lightly on the kitchen counter.
Top with the remaining tutti frutti.
Bake in the pre heated oven at 180 degrees for 35-40 minutes. [Until the edges start to leave the tin, the top turns golden and a skewer inserted comes out clean]
Allow to cool for 10-15 minutes before unmolding.
Transfer to a wire rack, to cool further. [The picture below shows how the base of the cake looks ]
Slice once completely cooled and store in an air tight container.
Oven temperature and time may vary. Check on your cake after 25 minutes of baking.
Sieving is a very important step to give the cake its final texture. Wheat cakes can turn out pretty dense if one skips this step.
The baking powder and baking soda are mentioned twice, on purpose. One set goes into the sieved flour and the other for the 'frothy curd'.
The frothy curd and sieving together make this cake soft, moist and spongy. I am pretty sure no one would believe its a wheat cake, unless you let them in on your secret.
This cake rises really well and doubles up. Do make sure you use the right sized tin for the same. I used an 8 inch round tin. The cake tin must be only 1/2 filled with the cake batter.
You can also try a plain pineapple cake or vanilla cake using the same recipe. Or add some nuts and raisins instead of tutti frutti. I like to keep my recipes as versatile as possible, to make it easy to experiment with.
Go ahead and bake away. You are sure to love this. Happy Baking.